“Arch of Constatine, Rome”
This arch was built by the Emperor Constantine during the 4th century. In the distance through the center arch, the chruch of San Pietro can be seen. By the 1700’s, the four statues below the top of the arch had lost their heads. In today’s modern era the heads have been replaced. The edge of the Colosseum is on the right. “VOTIS X” and “VOTIS XX” refers to the 10th and 20th anniversaries. The arch is adorned with hunting scenes and scenes celebrating Constantine’s victory over Maxentius. Various tourists are in the freground, the arch being a venue still
favored for visitation today.
Artistic liberties have been taken in this interpretation of an oil painting by Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as “Canaletto”.
Framed size: w 19 1/2” x h 26 1/2”
Drawing only: w 11 3/4” x h 18 3/4”